Little Bloggable Moments

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by readingprogram

There are these little bloggable moments that occur quickly at work, and we think--is this blogworthy? Here are some little moments from the past few days. The Reading Program oriented 23 potential volunteers last week during two sessions, and we were extra excited to see many first-time patrons at the Milpitas Library. Staff are getting ready to train volunteers on Saturday, so we are preparing . . . more »

What Are You Reading?

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by readingprogram

I have been working with my colleague, Stephanie, to develop a short training segment to help tutors work with their students to overcome specific ESL (English as a Second Language) challenges. Aside from wanting to improve their speaking and listening skills, many ESL students also want help with components like understanding American idioms, perfecting their rhythm and intonation when reading aloud, and using those pesky . . . more »

2014 Volunteer Orientation and Training Schedule

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by readingprogram

You can change the life of an adult in your community by becoming a Reading Program tutor. Expert training and ongoing support are provided. Tutors must be 18-years-old, but no previous teaching experience is required. If you are interested in signing up to attend an upcoming orienation and training, please email The Reading Program or call 408-262-1349 for more details. 2014 Volunteer Orientation Schedule Date . . . more »

A Staff Bio

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by readingprogram

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I am a Literacy Specialist for Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Mountain View Libraries. I started working in the field of adult literacy about seven years ago when I was looking for a second career that would let me combine two lifelong interests – helping people learn and BOOKS. What is your professional background? For over fifteen years, I managed technical publications and . . . more »

RP Harvests Bumper Crop of Pairs

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Reading_Program

In September, the staff of The Reading Program matched 24 new tutor-learner pairs! We are excited to support our students, and we appreciate the dedication of their very special volunteers. Currently, there are over 100 tutor-learner pairs actively meeting in the Santa Clara County Library District, and these fabulous students are improving their reading and writing skills every day. What kinds of subjects have Reading . . . more »